Switchfoot, The Royal Concept Come Together in Boston
March 25, 2014
By: Jack Hutchings
Switchfoot and The Royal Concept are two very different bands. One plays a brand of laid back, California Alternative surf rock. While the other, plays a upbeat Swedish indie rock that makes everyone in the room want to dance. The two came together for a fun, energy filled night in Boston on Saturday.
The Royal Concept was first onstage, and quickly made a statement that they are band you should be keeping an eye on. Their dance rock/indie pop sound is similar to that of majorly successful bands like Phoenix and Two Door Cinema Club. Songs like “Gimme Twice” and “D-D-Dance” have the guitar driven, synth supported hooks and melodies that get stuck in your head almost instantly. Their debut album came out in Sweden in September of last year, while it has yet to be released in the US, you can bet when it is, you’ll find yourself listening to and remembering these songs.
Switchfoot were onstage next and delivered an uplifting performance for all in attendance. The California rockers have a strong, dedicated fan base who pride themselves on keeping with the positive vibes the band provides. With a setlsit filled with classics such as “Meant to Live,” – performed acoustically – “Dare You to Move” and “Dark Horses” and new material like “Ba55,” “Love Alone is Worth the Fight” and “Who We Are” the band had plenty to offer for both new and older fans alike. Frontman Jon Foreman performed “Love Alone is Worth the Fight” from the crowd, walking all the way to the back of the room and standing on the bar to sing. It was just another way that Foreman brings the positivity and togetherness of his band’s music to life.
Switchfoot are a very open and embracing band that shows their fans how much they appreciate their support. Now 9 albums into their career, they are a band that is here to stay, and on Saturday night in Boston, they showed that they haven’t changed who they are in all that time.